Lou Hattersley

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Lou is a former Editor of Macworld and an Apple specialist, publishing books on everything from the Mac operating system to the iPad and iPhone.

Articles by Lou Hattersley

5 steps (and 8 checks) to fix a frozen Mac

5 steps (and 8 checks) to fix a frozen Mac

Apple Mac computers are reliable, but sometimes something goes wrong. Here’s what to do if your Mac has frozen

Apple Mac computers are reliable, but sometimes something goes wrong. Here’s what to do if your Mac has frozen

27 Jul 15

Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Google Wallet/Android Pay vs Barclays bPay

Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Google Wallet/Android Pay vs Barclays bPay

Which is the best contactless payment option for your mobile? We compare Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet/Android Pay and Barclays bPay

Which is the best contactless payment option for your mobile? We compare Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet/Android Pay and Barclays bPay

20 Jul 15

Buying advice: MacBook laptop versus Mac desktop

Buying advice: MacBook laptop versus Mac desktop

Apple makes some great desktop and laptop computers. If you’re struggling to choose between a a Mac desktop or laptop, this feature will help you get the right Mac.

Apple makes some great desktop and laptop computers. If you’re struggling to choose between a a Mac desktop or laptop, this feature will help you get the right Mac.

14 Jul 15

How to use Apple Pay on the London Underground

How to use Apple Pay on the London Underground

Want to pay for London Underground Tube travel with an iPhone or Apple Watch? Here's how Apple Pay works for London travel

Want to pay for London Underground Tube travel with an iPhone or Apple Watch? Here's how Apple Pay works for London travel

14 Jul 15

How to search better in iOS 9

How to search better in iOS 9

Learn more about using Natural Language: Apple’s new Spotlight technology upcoming in iOS 9. Here's how to improve your use of search in iOS 9

Learn more about using Natural Language: Apple’s new Spotlight technology upcoming in iOS 9. Here's how to improve your use of search in iOS 9

08 Jul 15

Apple Music vs Google Play

Apple Music vs Google Play

As Apple Music finally steps into the audio streaming market, we take a look at how it fares against Google’s Play offering

As Apple Music finally steps into the audio streaming market, we take a look at how it fares against Google’s Play offering

08 Jul 15

Using Spotlight in OS X El Capitan

Using Spotlight in OS X El Capitan

The next version of OS X includes a powerful new natural language search engine. Learn how to use Spotlight in OS X El Capitan.

The next version of OS X includes a powerful new natural language search engine. Learn how to use Spotlight in OS X El Capitan.

06 Jul 15

Find the Home and End buttons on a Mac

Find the Home and End buttons on a Mac

Home and End are two really useful keys that you won’t find on a Mac keyboard. Here we explain where you’ll find the equivalents

Home and End are two really useful keys that you won’t find on a Mac keyboard. Here we explain where you’ll find the equivalents

02 Jul 15

How to stop an iPhone message from sending

How to stop an iPhone message from sending

It is possible to cancel a text message from being delivered mid-send. Use this trick to stop a rogue message in its tracks

It is possible to cancel a text message from being delivered mid-send. Use this trick to stop a rogue message in its tracks

30 Jun 15

Cortana vs Siri: why Siri is still the best voice assistant

Cortana vs Siri: why Siri is still the best voice assistant

Why Siri still the best artificially intelligent voice assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana cannot steal the AI assistant crown

Why Siri still the best artificially intelligent voice assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana cannot steal the AI assistant crown

19 Jun 15

How to write your own custom text replies on the Apple Watch

How to write your own custom text replies on the Apple Watch

Create custom text replies so your Apple Watch responses are more personal - here's how to write your own canned Messages and Mail responses

Create custom text replies so your Apple Watch responses are more personal - here's how to write your own canned Messages and Mail responses

19 Jun 15

Complete guide to Apple's Metal graphics technology for Mac & iOS

Complete guide to Apple's Metal graphics technology for Mac & iOS

Apple's Metal for Mac brings the power and efficiency of iOS games development to Mac OS X. We look at what Metal means for Mac gamers

Apple's Metal for Mac brings the power and efficiency of iOS games development to Mac OS X. We look at what Metal means for Mac gamers

17 Jun 15

How to write apps with Apple Swift 2

How to write apps with Apple Swift 2

5 things you need to know about Apple Swift 2: what does Swift going open-source mean, what new features are in Swift 2, where to get Xcode 7, what is Swift and should you learn to program in Swift?

5 things you need to know about Apple Swift 2: what does Swift going open-source mean, what new features are in Swift 2, where to get Xcode 7, what is Swift and should you learn to program in Swift?

12 Jun 15

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